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Balancing Innovation with Stability

It’s been said that developing software is messy and it’s always messy..that’s just how it is…even with established technology and an experienced development team. But when you throw in new technology, things can even get messier because teams often are learning the technology at the same time they are building. 471 more words


Episode 173 - Moe

The Valentine Cast Show Notes



Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the ValentineCast with your Moe couple, J and Renee Valentine.

Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – … 155 more words


Agile Update - Week 12

Wow – three months of using Agile Methodology as a personal and professional development tool. I’ve found it very successful. It really does help to focus on goals, and to see accomplishments week by week. 1,011 more words

Articles And Essays

Acknowledgment as Motivation

Recently at Prairie Dev Con I gave a talk on #NoEstimates and part of the discussion centered on the practice of using estimates as motivation. Using estimates as motivation *may* be effective in the short term, but in the long term I believe it is dangerous and more likely to negatively affect motivation. 468 more words


Story Maps - A Testing Tool After All

** The following was recently published as a sidebar in Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory’s new book More Agile Testing. The book is full of great advice from the authors as well as other contributors including a few from Protegra. 638 more words


Running a Positive Retrospective (and avoiding a gripe session)

A few times recently I’ve been asked about retrospectives – specifically how to keep them from becoming a gripe session. Here are a few things that I’ve found effective: 460 more words


Continuous Delivery Continuum

Practices such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery should not be confused as point goals or destinations. They are better thought of as a cluster of capabilities on a continuum of applied skills and best practices that reduce risk and increase the predictability and value creation. 353 more words